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Philip Gross
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<p>A Fold in the River is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along the river and...
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Paul Deaton
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<p>&lsquo;<strong><em>A Watchful Astronomy</em> is such an unclouded, moving and accessible collection it should be prescribed by the NHS for those who say they cannot stomach poetry because it&rsquo;s too difficult or irrelevant.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Poetry School</strong></p><p><...
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Paul Groves
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<p>Paul Groves&rsquo;s first volume confirms the promise which has marked him out as one of the most engaging poetic voices of recent years. Crystalline, deft, and exhilaratingly ironic, these poems deserve a wide audience. Those who are not already familiar with Paul Groves&rsquo;s well-crafted verse will not be disappointed by this...
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Polly Atkin
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;With her keen senses,&nbsp;she celebrates nature in all its glory. &rsquo; &ndash; Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Powerful and tender&rsquo; &ndash...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>Shortlisted&nbsp;for Wales Book of the Year </strong><strong>2016</strong></p><p><strong>​</strong>Paul Henry has gained a reputation as one of of the best poets in the UK. <em>Boy Running</em> is his beautiful sixth collection and the first to follow&nbsp; <a...
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Paul Henry
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<p>Private and public worlds collide in Paul Henry&#39;s second collection. A cast that includes, amongst others, butchers, teachers, hairdressers, mechanics and town planners sustains this poet&rsquo;s awareness of human strengths and frailties. Acutely portrayed in the moving middle sequence, where the fall from grace of an elderly...
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Paul Groves
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<p>Sex and Death are the dominant themes of this provocative collection. With precise formal elegance and ironic flair Groves expertly dissects the angst of contemporary man. Groves&rsquo; territory is a no-man&rsquo;s land between convention and perversion: a man is driven wild by a woman putting on her clothes; a woman tries to...
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Pascale Petit
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<p>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2014<br /><br />The Fauverie of this book is the big-cat house in the Jardin des Plantes zoo. But the word also evokes the Fauves, &lsquo;primitive&rsquo; painters who used raw colour straight from the tube. Like <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/book/the-zoo-father/...
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Peter Finch
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<p>In <em>Food</em> the multi-talented and endlessly inventive Peter Finch keenly observes the dark forces that afflict us and then relentlessly skewers them with a quick wit, or twists form to give alternative versions, inflicting a random beauty on the stale or predictable.</p><p>He fearlessly lampoons the cliches...
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Petr Borkovec
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<p>Petr Borkovec is a young Czech poet who is making a name for himself across Europe and beyond. Already translated into several other European languages including French, German and Italian, <em>From the Interior </em>is the first generous selection of his work to appear in English.</p><p>The book draws on work from...
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Paul Henry
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<div>Here is a book of ghosts, from the mysterious traveller in the title poem who, mistaken for another man, starts to crave his new alter ego, to the first person of &lsquo;Between Two Bridges&rsquo;, Henry&rsquo;s long poem on Newport, who follows his teenage ghost across the city for a night:</div><div>&nbsp;...
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Paul Groves
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<p>Following the substantial critical acclaim for <em>Academe</em>, his previous volume, Paul Groves has produced a book which surpasses even that high standard.</p><p>Its contents, whose alternating rhyme and free verse lengths are balanced precisely, explore the human condition with disarming honesty. The subjects...
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Polly Atkin
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society&nbsp;Winter Choice 2021</strong></p><p><em>Much With Body</em> is the startlingly original second collection by poet Polly Atkin. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting pain and also soothing it with distraction: unusual descriptions of frogs...
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passing through, john tripp
John Tripp
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<p><em>Passing Through</em> was John Tripp&rsquo;s first collection of poems for six years. His many admirers will be pleased to find that he has lost none of his pithiness, or his characteristic style and rhythm.</p><p>His settings are wide-ranging, from expensive restaurants, market towns, historical sites,...
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peter finch later selected poems
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<p>A prolific, relentlessly inventive, provocative and often hilarious poet, Peter Finch has published over twenty volumes of verse, as well as prose, including the popular alternative guide books in Seren&#39;s Real... series.This selection follows his popular Selected Poems (1987) with a choice of work from books published in the past...
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Eoghan Walls
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE PIGOTT POETRY PRIZE 2020</strong></p><p><strong>&#39;Eoghan Walls is both incredibly literal and metaphorical, often within the same lines, and serious and frivolous. This is a neatly packaged collection of formally structured poems that defy a neat or structured synopsis....
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Playing House, Katherine Stansfield
Katherine Stansfield
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<p><em>Playing House</em> is the debut collection of poetry from Katherine Stansfield. A concise wit, a distinct voice and an unsettling view of the domestic characterise these poems whose subjects are the ordinary as viewed through the author&rsquo;s satirical yet sympathetic eye. John Lennon&rsquo;s tooth, an imaginary...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Ever wondered if there was another way of doing it? <em>Poems for Ghosts</em> takes up where Peter Finch&#39;s <em>Selected Poems</em> left off. A compendium of modernist plunder, this is no collection for lovers of the traditionally tame.</p><p>Sound poems, found poems, straight poems. hooliganism...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>Poems from Cardiff is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. It opens with a view from the Bay where &ldquo;The Severn wrestles the sea&rdquo;. We also find ourselves in &lsquo;Arcades&rsquo;, mingling with the colourful crowds outside &lsquo;St. David&rsquo;s Hall&rsquo;,...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from Pembrokeshire</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. An area of supreme but also disquieting beauty, Pembrokeshire has been the home to saints and pirates, the cradle of Tudor Kings and subject to oil spills and annual invasions of summer visitors. The undeniable...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><strong>The Slate landscape&nbsp;of Northwest Wales is&nbsp;now a&nbsp;<a href="https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-slate-landscape-uks-newest-unesco-wo... World Heritage site</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Poems from Snowdonia</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from The Borders</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. Featured poems range from &ldquo;the spine of the A470&rdquo;, through Monmouthshire, over the dramatic Brecon Beacons, and also through the Black Mountains towards Hay-on-Wye, towns in Herefordshire and...
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Edited by Jonathan Edwards
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<p>Read the best in poetry from Wales and around the world by subscribing to <em>Poetry Wales</em> today.</p><p>With your subscription you will receive three issues annually, containing an electric mix of new poetry from Wales and beyond, plus interviews, features and reviews.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>...
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Edited by Jonathan Edwards
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<p>Read the latest issue of Poetry Wales without committing to a subscription.&nbsp;</p><p>You will be posted the most recent issue. If you wish to purchase a back issue, please visit the&nbsp;<a href="https://poetrywales.co.uk/"><em>Poetry Wales</em> website</a>.</p><h3>...
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